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Current Season


By Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli

October 9-10, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.
October 15-17, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.

The Emerson Black Box Theater

The grim ecosphere of the average American high school is analyzed with sympathy and precision in columbinus, a new play that aims to expose the cultural and personal pathologies that gave rise to the horrific events in Littleton, Colo., in 1999, when two students went on a rampage at Columbine High School, killing a dozen students and a teacher before killing themselves.

“Written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli, the play exudes earnestness — and a measure of self-importance, in truth — as it presents an anonymous portrait of high school life, with all its anxiety and sweaty unease, in the fictionalized first act, before focusing in detail on the grisly events at Columbine in the second.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times, 2006

*The production of Columbinus contains profane language and depicts violent situations consistent with the Columbine tragedy.

General Admission: $10.00

Legally Blonde The Musical

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

October 29-31, 2015 | 7:30 PM

The Lindenwood Theater

Book by Heather Hach | Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Neil Benjamin

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming,; this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!

“Based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.” – Music Theatre International

Assigned Seating:$10.00-18.00

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

December 3-5, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.

The Lindenwood Theater

Lindenwood University is honored to continue it’s yearly tradition of presenting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This timeless classic follows the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastic journey through time and space, forced to confront his past, present, and future through the aid of his spiritual guides.

Returning to the main stage Lindenwood Theater for 2015, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit, and to reflect upon the true meaning of the season.

Assigned Seating: $10.00-18.00


Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts

February 19-20, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
February 25-27, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.

The Emerson Black Box Theater

Book by Brian Crawley | Music and Lyrics by Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley

As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved she's traveling across the 1964 Deep South towards a miracle — the healing touch of a TV evangelist that will make her beautiful. Though she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those that are lying deeper than her skin, and on the way she meets a young African-American Soldier whose love for her reaches far past her physical ‘imperfections.’” – Music Theatre International

General Admission: $15.00

The Liar

By David Ives

April 14-16, 2016 | 7:30 p.m.
April 16, 2016 | 2:00 p.m.

The Emerson Black Box Theater

Adapted from the Comedy by Pierre Corneille

Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: he cannot tell the truth. In quick succession, he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend, Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend, Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him.

“From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing's David Ives.” – Dramatists Play Service

General Admission: $10.00

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